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Pacific in the Press | Aug. 28, 2018

Aug 28, 2018

 

Quote of the Week


"We set out to create a relevant, modern, practical, and innovative curriculum that would be attractive to prospective students, and we succeeded beyond our wildest expectations." 

- Michael Hunter Schwartz, Law.com, Aug. 21, 2018


Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"First-Year Enrollment Soars by Double Digits at Some Law Schools," Law.com, Aug. 21, 2018: McGeorge's Michael Hunter Schwartz was quoted in this story on the increase of law students entering the school. The incoming class is 25 percent higher than the previous year and at 196 is McGeorge's largest in the past six years. "We set out to create a relevant, modern, practical, and innovative curriculum that would be attractive to prospective students, and we succeeded beyond our wildest expectations," he told Law.com. The story also noted that the median and 75th percentile LSAT scores and median undergraduate grade point average for new students are all up this year. (Free account registration may be required to view the story.) The story was also shared elsewhere:
"First-Year Enrollment Is Way, Way Up At Some Law Schools," Abovethelaw.com, Aug. 22, 2018
"First-Year Enrollment Is Way, Way Up At Some Law Schools," Duane Davila's blog, Aug. 22, 2018

"UOP freshman get a colorful welcome," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Aug. 24, 2018: Pacific's incoming freshmen and transfer students received a colorful greeting as part of Week of Welcome 2018. The color run is now in its third year. New Student and Family Programs' Linda Dempsey and Ashton Ricketts, as well as several incoming students, were quoted in several of the stories done by several news agencies:
"Students take part in Pacific's annual 5k color fun run," The Record, Aug. 24, 2018
"UoP Welcomes Students: Campus Color Run," Good Day Sacramento (CW31, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Aug. 24, 2018
"Campus Color Run," Good Day Sacramento (CW31, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Aug. 24, 2018
"UOP students welcomed with color fun run," CBS 13 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Aug. 24, 2018

"Judge was elected in June, but governor wanted her to start her new job early," The Modesto Bee, Aug. 24, 2018: Pacific and McGeorge alumna Carrie Stephens was featured in this story. She was elected to the Stanislaus Superior Court with nearly 71 percent of the vote and was set to begin her term in January, but Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her to an interim term before her elected term was to begin. "Carrie Stephens comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience," Assistant Presiding Judge Dawna Reeves told The Modesto Bee. "She is exceptionally well qualified, and we are pleased with her interim appointment."

"WaterFix tunnels deeper hole for taxpayers," freedombunker.com, Aug. 20, 2018: A report by the Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael, "Benefit-Cost Analysis of the California WaterFix," was citied in this commentary. The piece was shared by Michigan Standard, the Independent Institute, PublicPolicy.ca and several other outlets.

"Maine Says: Buy Your Own Marijuana," Insurancethoughtleadership.com, Aug. 21, 2018: McGeorge's Francis Mootz III wrote a piece for this online trade service about a Maine Supreme Court decision on the use of medical marijuana. A business had appealed a Worker's Compensation Board order for it to pay for the marijuana an injured former worker found more effective than prescribed opioids. The court found the business would be violating a federal law if it was made to pay for marijuana.

"Heat Looking Forward to Another Year in the Community," CaravanNews.com, Aug. 22, 2018: Pacific's Beyond Our Gates initiative and Pacific Sports Management Program were mentioned in this story about the Stockton Heat's community outreach programs. The AHL's affiliate of the NHL's Calgary Flames will continue to work with Beyond Our Gates to recognize perfect attendance at Stockton schools. Students are rewarded with two free tickets to a Heat game. Pacific students work with the Heat to gain real-world experience by managing operations for a game. OurSportsCentral.com also picked up the story.

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